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I have a hp laptop. dv4-1138tx.
it is already built in with windows vista.
but i would like to downgrade it with windows xp.
i have tried ur method of removing the battery and the ram sticks.
but still it is not working.
is there any other options for me to try out next?
You need your XP installation CD.
Boot from XP CD.
Select R option at Boot options (for recovery Console)
Use admin password to run console.
Enter following command:
ren windows winvista
When your PC restarts, boot onto your XP CD once again, and then proceed with setup normally to install your XP.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
Are you getting a bluescreen, If you are then you need to contact your HP tech support and turn of the sata mode/ sata operations , or during installation of Windows Xp You Need to hit F6 and install sata drivers through a usb floppy drive... that is the only option... to get in to the bios to turn off Sata operations u need to hit " F10 " when u see the HP Logo When you turn the computer on...
Also please be specific about the error you are getting.. or how you are trying to downgrade....
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Pl note that only Windows 7 Ultimate or Professional supports downgrade rights to Windows Vista Ultimate, Business or Windows XP Professional.
You can do a downgrade as long as you have a full version Windows Vista license.
If you are referring to Windows 7 downgrade rights, this option is specific to the manufacturer, computer model and the edition of Windows 7 you have installed.
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